2014 Mazda 3: Head-Up Display Failure
November 17, 2014
Our long-term 2014 Mazda 3's Active Driving Display isn't working properly. The unit's translucent screen should rise when the ignition is switched on and then display numerous bits of information including speed, lane-departure warnings, turn-by-turn directions and more. Ours rises but not enough to allow even the shortest of drivers to see the display. Something is wrong with the mechanism that raises and lowers its translucent reflective screen.
Of course, the display's fixed location is adjustable to accommodate drivers of different heights. I initially thought it had been set very low so I made the necessary height adjustment in the infotainment system. This fixed the problem until the next time I drove the car. But when the screen went back to its too-low position it became clear that there's a problem.
We'll have this addressed at our next dealer visit.
Josh Jacquot, Senior Editor @ 16,544 miles